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Software supports flow simulation through extrusion dies

By: Bill Bregar

March 26, 2014

Plastic Flow LLC announced that its polyXtrue software now supports Solidworks three-dimensional design software to simulate the flow of plastics through extrusion dies.

Designers and engineers can use polyExtrude and Solidworks together to simulate 3D flow through extrusion dies, to optimize the geometry, processing conditions and material selection for both monoextrusion and coextrusion dies

Because polyXtrude now can generate die geometries of coat-hanger type of sheet dies and spiral-mandrel type annual dies in Solidworks, there is no file conversion of export is required to model these die geometries. Also, the software accurately predicts the final shape of the extrudate after it leaves the die, and the layer structure of the final product.

Plastic Flow is based in Hancock, Mich.

Tel. 906-483-0691, email support@plasticflow.com.